Ed Sheeran has revealed that his wife Cheri Seaborn was so shocked when he proposed to her that he asked ‘Are you kidding?’.
The 30-year-old perfect hitmaker questioned his 29-year-old childhood friend in 2017 but has now admitted that he took a ‘long pause’ before accepting his offer after falling on his knee.
The couple married in 2018 and welcomed their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, last August.
Oh Dear: Ed Sheeran Reveals That His Wife Cheri Seaborn Was So Shocked When He Proposed To Him He Asked ‘Are You Kidding?’ (pictured in 2018)
The revelation comes after news that Ed would be releasing a Christmas song with Elton John.
Speaking on the Swedish talk show Skavlan of The Weird Proposal Moment with Cheri, Ed said: ‘I was getting down on one knee and I said, ‘Will you marry me?’
‘And she was like, ‘Are you kidding?’ There was such a long silence and I just went, ‘Please?’
‘This is the most human I have ever felt because in my career. Sometimes you find that it’s like, ‘Can I do this?’ And people are like ‘yes’.
Wow! The revelation comes after news that Ed would release a Christmas song with Elton John
‘You get to a point where it’s back to normal and then you’re in a position where you’re literally on your knees, ‘Will you marry me?’
‘This is such a big life decision that one has to make in the blink of an eye. Thankfully she said yes.
Ed added the proposal in Suffolk: ‘The day it was down with rain and I built a af***ing pergola at the end of the garden to do it. Sunset, pergola, some wine… and it was coming down with the rain.
‘I kept saying we should go for a walk and she was like, ‘No!’ I was like, ‘Are you sure you don’t want to go for a walk?’
CUTE: The 30-year-old perfect hitmaker proposed to his 29-year-old childhood girlfriend in 2017 but has now admitted that he had a ‘long pause’ before accepting the proposal after falling down on his knee.
‘Time was running out. There was a date engraved on the ring and I was like, ‘I have to do it today!’ ‘It gets to 9 p.m. and I was like, ‘For the f***’ sake!’
The new interview comes after it was revealed that Ed and Elton John are joining in a bid for this year’s official Christmas No.
Ed revealed the news during an interview with NPO Radio 2 in the Netherlands, explaining that Elton had reached out to him last year.
Family: The couple married in 2018 and welcomed their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, last August
It came after the 74-year-old songstress’ hit Step Into Christmas – which was released in 1973 – entered the charts for the first time during last year’s festive period.
Ed told the foreign show: ‘Elton called me on Christmas Day to say Merry Christmas. Elton rings me up almost every single day. He said, ‘The steps at Christmas are number 6 on the charts! I want to do another Christmas song – will you do it with me?
‘It’s just me and him. It’s great.’
However, after recording the song for the first time, Ed admitted before changing his mind: ‘I didn’t feel like it suited me’.
Funny: Ed added proposal in Suffolk: ‘The day it was down with rain and I built a af***ing pergola at the end of the garden to do it’ (pictured in June)
He explained: ‘You don’t know if you’ll even be there tomorrow, everything can change overnight,’ he said. ‘I can’t be here tomorrow. Why shouldn’t I take advantage of this opportunity?’
This came after news last week that Ed paid himself a cool £21.35 million last year, his company’s accounts revealed.
The payout was more than double the £10 million he paid himself in dividend payments from his company Ed Sheeran Ltd in 2019.
Accounts accessed by MailOnline show that the Shape of You singer has earned £112.4 million over the past three years, including £31.7 million he made last year.
After taking into account dividend payments and other costs, Ed still has £26.6 million in reserves in the company.
It makes money…